Watch elephants and other African wildlife in the semi-arid savannah of Northern Botswana.
Set around a natural waterhole, Elephant Sands attracts pachyderms from all around to drink, bathe, and play in the water. Take off from the bush lodge and watch the elephants as they interact with each other, then venture off to the surrounding plains to search for roaming elephants, cape buffalo, ostriches, or the local pack of African wild dogs.
Private guided flight: $95
Things to know
Northern Botswana is currently experiencing extreme drought which puts immense pressure on the wildlife as they seek out water and food. There is a small chance you’ll see the effects of this on your flight, but your guide is always available to help you navigate away if you so desire.
- Sep–Nov: Hottest months when temperatures can reach 100° F
- Dec–Mar: Rain peaks during the summer months.
- Apr–May: Temperatures cool, especially overnight.
- Jun–Aug: Dry winter with cooler days.
Elephant Sands is a bush lodge and campsite set in a private 16,000 hectare conservancy in Botswana. Elephants congregate at the natural waterhole right in front of the lodge. Elephant Sands drills boreholes to provide supplemental water for the animals as they traverse the land escaping threats of human-wildlife conflict, poaching, and drought.
Meet your guide
Michael was raised in Northern Botswana and has been working with the local environment since he was a boy. His family owns and operates Elephant Sands, giving him the opportunity to form a special bond with elephants over the years. He has a deeply personal understanding of the wildlife, flora, and landscape, and he’s very excited to share this knowledge with NatureEye visitors.
Ben has been surrounded by elephants at his family’s lodge since he was young. He has great love and admiration for the nature around him, and especially the elephants, whom he calls the Earth’s most beloved gentle giants. Fly with Ben and you’ll not only learn astonishing facts about the wildlife of Northern Botswana; you may also fall in love with these magnificent creatures like he has.
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Read reviews from other explorers
Absolutely fantastic experience, the views are incredible and it’s amazing to know you can reach a far away destination from the comfort of your own home. Jonathan and Michael were fantastic hosts. Will certainly be back for more!
The whole experience was extremely exciting and knowledgeable. Easy from start to finish and will be reviewing other locations for my next flight.
Really enjoyed seeing the animals and enjoyed flying with friends. Thank you.
It couldn’t have been more enjoyable. The guide was great and the pictures came out with great detail. I learned a lot about flying my own drone.
This was a truly unique experience that blew away my expectations. I joined the flight with my 6-year old son who loves elephants. We saw several beautiful herds of elephants by a few different watering holes. It was a moment my son and I will never forget.
What an amazing experience! We saw dozens of animals and learned so much about Elephant Sands.
This was my second flight with NatureEye and I absolutely loved it again! There is an immediacy of experience that is difficult to describe. The ability to control your own camera 10,000km away is such an amazing experience that I (almost hesitate to say it), enjoy it more than flying my own drones!